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Tapesh from Nepal raised $224 to fix his broken hand.

Tapesh
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  • $224 raised, $0 to go
$224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Tapesh's treatment was fully funded on October 17, 2015.

Photo of Tapesh post-operation

October 21, 2015

Tapesh received an operation and physical therapy to fix his broken hand.

“After the treatment, not only will the bones in Tapesh’s hand align correctly and heal well, but in a month’s time with some physiotherapy, he will be able to do all the activities that he could before,” shares Tapesh’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre.

“I’m so thankful my brother’s treatment was successful,” his brother adds.

"After the treatment, not only will the bones in Tapesh's hand align correctly and heal well, but in a month's time with some physiotherapy,...

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October 4, 2015

Meet Tapesh, a 16-year-old boy from Nepal. When not cutting wood to support his family, Tapesh can be found studying or reading Nepali stories and poems. He lives with his mother and his three older brothers, and his father works in India to help support the family.

“Tapesh was swinging on the branch of a tree when the branch snapped and he fell on the ground,” our medical partner, Possible, shares. “He has been in constant pain since then.”

“We will have to take loans on interest if we are to fix my brother’s hand without any donations,” Tapesh’s brother tells Possible. If left untreated, Tapesh’s fracture could heal unaligned, leading to lifelong wrist pain and limited mobility around the joint.

$224 will cover the cost to fix Tapesh’s left hand, including x-rays, the operation, and all costs of the hospital stay. With this operation and about a month of healing and physical therapy, Tapesh’s bones will have aligned correctly and he can return to his daily life.

Meet Tapesh, a 16-year-old boy from Nepal. When not cutting wood to support his family, Tapesh can be found studying or reading Nepali stori...

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Tapesh's Timeline

  • October 4, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tapesh was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • October 5, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tapesh received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • October 15, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tapesh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 17, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tapesh's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 21, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tapesh. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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